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Jerome Corsi Accuses Roger Stone of Trying to Cause Him a Heart Attack in $25 Million Lawsuit

Conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi is suing longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone for defamation, accusing his onetime associate of waging a campaign to “smear” him and ultimately cause him to “have heart attacks and strokes” so he won’t be able to testify at Stone’s upcoming trial. According to the lawsuit filed Thursday, Corsi is seeking $25 million in damages after he claims Stone—who was recently indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of the Russian probe in which Corsi is listed as “Person 1”—launched a campaign to intimidate him. The suit added that Stone “likes to portray himself as Mafia, frequently making reference to Mafia figures who he admires.” Stone was arrested last month at his Florida home on charges from Mueller's investigation related to work with President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and WikiLeaks. The indictment said senior Trump campaign officials were “directed” to contact Stone about future releases of Democratic emails stolen by Russian hackers and handed to WikiLeaks during the 2016 election.